Philip A.M. Rogers MRCVS

AP and the Urogenital / Adrenal System


Darenkov_AF; Balchii-ool AA; Shemetov VD; Troitskii OA; Kuznetsov VM (1993) AP in the combined treatment of pyelonephritis. Urologiia i Nefrofogiia Mar-Apr(2):10-12. Pyelonephritis still causes problems in practical uronephrology; the main clinical treatments aim to enhance the patient's resistance, KI blood flow and urodynamics. As AP was said to meet the above requirements, it was used in a combination treatment of 102 pyelonephritis cases (51 acute and 51 chronic) showing intact KI function. Radionuclide renography showed a positive trend in the secretion and urodynamics of the upper urinary tract in 50% of the patients. Dynamic nephroscintigraphy gave a positive response in 60% of cases versus 25% in those treated without AP. AP promoted earlier recovery or remission, reduced the scope of chemotherapy and gave good short- and long-term response. AP is recommended for application in urological and nephrological practice.

Lee_YH; Lee WC; Chen MT; Huang JK; Chung C; Chang LS (1992) AP to treat renal colic. J of Urology Jan 147(1):16-18. Dept of Surgery (Urol) and AP, Nat Yang-Ming Med Coll, Taiwan, ROC. A prospective randomized study was performed to compare the effect of AP and im Avafortan injection to treat KI colic. Our results showed that AP is as effective in relieving KI colic as Avafortan but it had a more rapid analgesic onset (3.14+2.88 min versus 15.44+7.55 min, p<.05). Of the patients in the Avafortan group 7 (44%) had side effects, including skin rash in 3, tachycardia in 2, drowsiness in 1 and facial flush in 1. No side effects were noted in the AP group. During 2 h of observation, AP and Avafortan seemed to be ineffective in promoting stone passage. However, patients receiving Avafortan treatment were more likely to have paralytic ileus. AP can be a good alternative to treat KI colic.

Li_W; Liang C; Liang Z; Lin J; Zhong G; Lu C (1993) [Experimental research of AP manipulation of Bu (Reinforcing) and Xie (Reducing) by lifting and thrusting needle on the animal]. Chen Tzu Yen Chiu 18(4):285-289. Dept of AP and Moxibustion, Guangzhou Coll of TCM, PRC. Rabbits were injected with large dosage of Dexamethasone (DXM) for 5 d. Manual AP by Bu (Reinforcing manipulation), Xie (Reducing manipulation), and EAP were respectively used at ST36 points for 5 d to observe the change on temperature, body weight, levels of corticosterone and testosterone, and the amplitude of the plethysmogram. DXM injection induced a Syndrome similar to KI Xu (Deficiency). Body weight increased in the DXM control group, decreased in the Xie group and had no significant influence in the other groups. Body weights between the Bu manipulation and the Xie manipulation groups were not different. The other indices were not significantly affected in the different groups. There was no significant difference on most of observed signs among the Bu group, the Xie group and ES group. AP manipulation needs more research.

Liang_Z; Liang C; Liu I; Lin J (1992) [The influence of different AP manipulations on the plethysmogram of the patient with KI Xu (Kidney Deficiency)]. Chen Tzu Yen Chiu 17(1):61-64. Dept of AP and Moxibustion, Guangzhou Coll of TCM, PRC. In order to prove the specific property between the tonifying manipulation (Bu) and reducing manipulation (Xie), and search further for the key in improving the effect of manipulation, the influence of to on 2 different manipulations. The plethysmogram indicated a syndrome like KI Xu (Deficiency). Bu was by slow-trusting and quick lifting; Xie was the converse movement. Randomized block design, cross-over design and single-blind design were used. Bu increased the amplitude of the plethysmogram obviously, whereas Xie had no significant influence. There was significant difference not only between the Bu group and the control group, but also between the Bu group and Xie group (p <.01 or p <.05). The difference between the Xie group and the control group was not significant (p >.05). "Mind concentration" on AP manipulation is important. There was some evidence for different mechanisms of Bu- and Xie- needle manipulation, but this aspect of AP needs more research.